Helen Moore


Helen Moore is a British ecopoet, socially engaged artist, writer, and Nature connector who lives in North Dorset.

She has published three ecopoetry collections, Hedge Fund, And Other Living Margins (Shearsman Books, 2012), ECOZOA (Permanent Publications, 2015), acclaimed by the Australian poet John Kinsella as ‘a milestone in the journey of ecopoetics’, and The Mother Country (Awen Publications, 2019) exploring aspects of British colonial history.

Helen offers an online mentoring programme, Wild Ways to Writing, and works with students internationally. Her work has been funded by the Royal Literary Fund, the Society of Authors and Arts Council England, and has been nominated for the Forward and Pushcart Prizes. In 2021 Helen gave a keynote lecture on ecopoetry and landscape at PoesiaEuropa in Italy, and collaborated with Cape Farewell in Dorset on RiverRun, a cross arts-science project examining pollution in Poole Bay. This culminated with an exhibition of her long landscape ecopoem, ‘Dorset Waterbodies, a Common / weal’ in two galleries in 2021, and the same piece is scheduled to be exhibited as part of Cape Farewell’s ‘Art & Climate Change Exhibition’ in Somerset’s Atkinson Gallery in October 2023.

Helen is currently working with the University of Gloucestershire to create a global network of ecopoets and is writing a prose memoir about her more-than-human teachers. 

Helen was the first member to feature her work as part of the ClimateCultures Quarantine Connection series. We shared the video of her reading her poem Ice, an Elegy, on Day 1 of the 40-day series. 
Helen contributed a video performance of her poem ‘Earth Justice’ -- inspired by attending a mock ecocide trial at the Supreme Court, London in 2011, and featuring collages of some transcript material from the court proceedings -- for the Environmental Justice thread in our series on Environmental Keywords.

Helen’s ClimateCultures posts

Helen Moore

Ecopoetikon: Global Ecopoetries for a Cultural Tipping Point

Ecopoet Helen Moore celebrates global ecopoetries through a new project gathering poets from Global South and North. Ecopoetikon offers a powerful indicator of intersecting crises and inspiration for a tipping point in our relationship with the living world. Read More
The Start of Something Going Wrong

The Start of Something Going Wrong

Ecopoet Helen Moore reviews Her Whereabouts, a new collection from fellow poet Joanna Guthrie, whose accumulated acts of noticing and subtle inferences weave her mother's debilitating strokes with ecological loss in the climate crisis into a poetic memoir. Read More
Wild Writing: Embracing Our Humanimal Nature

Wild Writing: Embracing Our Humanimal Nature

Ecopoet Helen Moore shares the inspiration and creative process behind her wild writing and the embodied awareness and resilience it nurtures in a world that's become unconscious of humanity's interdependence with all beings through the web of life. Read More